les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Measures to try to prevent more accidental drownings

The Sud-Ouest reports here the decisions and bye-law that have been decided to try to combat the tragic deaths of students following lively festivities near the river.

Essentially one can no longer drink in the streets of Bordeaux. Exceptions are obviously if you are in a restaurant or on the terrace of a restaurant.

Families picnicking together on the waterfront may also drink but not from glasses and the drink must not be carried in bottles. This latter probably has more to do with dangerous litter than with drowning - wine in boxes is no less strong than in bottles, I guess, though I suppose with bottles there's a certain pressure to drink the lot ?

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